Ást-fóstr

Old Norse Dictionary - ást-fóstr

Meaning of Old Norse word "ást-fóstr" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

ást-fóstr
rs, m. love to a foster-child, (also used metaph.) in phrases such as, leggja á. við e-n, to foster with love, as a pet child, Fms. iii. 90; fæða e-n ástfóstri, to breed one up with fatherly care, x. 218.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛋᛏ-ᚠᚢᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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